The building above is the Calatrava addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum that sits directly on the shore of Lake Michigan. The "wings" open when the museum opens daily. I want to make an animation of that someday. The space is awesome in and of itself, without the galleries.
This is our city hall. Looks pretty much the same today. Beautiful germanic and european influences grace the older buildings throughout the city.
This is the Greek Orthodox Church in Milwaukee that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It resembles a crown of thorns. I really like Wright's spaces of worship.
This is a Calder mobile that is hanging in the Calatrava addition to the Art Museum.
Things Milwaukee has to offer:
- miles and miles of unimpeded access to Lake Michigan for everyone
- virtually no traffic
- lots of green space
- great friendly people
- great architecture
- a symphony orchestra, ballet and lots of theatrical and dance groups
- bowling lanes and taverns (lots and lots if you live in the right part of town)
- urban setting in a small metropolitan area
- major and minor league sports
- proximity to Madison and Chicago
- Harley-Davidson (you know when it's spring in Milwaukee)
- strong arts scene
- summer festivals
Today's quote comes from Leonard L. Levinson: Chicago - a pompous Milwaukee.
(No offense intended, used to live there, too.)